The third-generation Boxster (internally known as the 981) was announced on 13 March 2012 at the Geneva Motor Show with sales starting in early summer 2012. The 981 Boxster reflects the new design language from the 911 (991) and 918, and features new and revised engine and transmission specifications. Together with a new body, the type 981 Boxster features a new, 40 per cent more torsionally rigid chassis, the front track is 40 mm (2 in) wider, the rear 18 mm (1 in) wider and the wheelbase extended by 60 mm (2 in), but with a small weight reduction of up to 35 kg (77 lb) compared to the previous type 987 Boxster.
The Boxster S is fitted with a 3.4L engine that produces 315hp with a 0-60 time of just over 5 seconds making the a rather quick sports car. Matched in with the superb handling that the Porsche offers its no shock that it has scooped up various awards including the 2015 What Car? "Sports car of the Year" award.